Appice Brothers - Drum Wars with Carmine & Vinny

Appice Brothers - Drum Wars with Carmine & Vinny

Ghosts of the Pacific, Zero Down, Custom

Sat Jul 20 2019

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

El Corazon

$17.00 - $20.00

This event is all ages

Appice Brothers - Drum Wars with Carmine & Vinny
Appice Brothers - Drum Wars with Carmine & Vinny
You’re unlikely to find a phenomenon like Carmine and Vinny Appice a second time in the history of rock music. For more than forty years, the two brothers have been among the most sought-after and renowned rock drummers worldwide. Carmine and Vinny (each of them on their own) can be heard on numerous legendary albums and have toured countless times with some of the world’s greatest acts. Carmine embarked on his musical path in the 1960s with the unforgotten Vanilla Fudge, manning in the course of his illustrious career the drums for superstars such as Rod Stewart and Ozzy Osbourne, among others. His brother Vinny, who is eleven years his junior, looks back on an equally spectacular career, having worked with acts such as Black Sabbath, Heaven & Hell and Dio, among others. With the exception of the live album Drum Wars – Live! (2014), there has been no direct collaboration between the two so far. That’s about to change! Sinister is the first joint studio album by Carmine and Vinny and was recorded with the support of a number of prestigious guests. Vinny: “As Ringo said: with a little help from our friends.” The album is scheduled for release on Steamhammer/SPV on 27 October 2017 and marks a long-overdue new development for fans of these two outstanding drummers.

“We never really planned to make an album together until last year. We`ve always had plans to play live together, starting out with drum clinics,” Carmine and Vinny explain how the album came to happen. “We both had very busy schedules and finally found the time to do shows together which led to the idea of making an album.” The result is – as the Appice brothers call it – “a great-sounding, spine-shaking rhythmic foundation, along with big giant melodic guitars from hell, and on top blazing vocals and melodies that will tear it all up!” Sinister features both new songs and classic tracks from their “long history in a crazy music business,” as Vinny says.

Sinister consists of a total of 13 tracks, recorded by Carmine and Vinny together with distinguished colleagues. ´Killing Floor` and ´Future Past` feature the wonderful Craig Goldy (together with bassist Tony Franklin), Franklin resurfacing, together with Paul Shortino, on ´Suddenly` and on ´You Got Me Running`. Shortino also lends his awesome vocals to ´War Cry` and the programmatic ´Monsters And Heroes`, the latter also featuring Bulletboys guitarist Mick Sweda, while Shortino teams up with Whitesnake stringsman Joel Hoekstra on ´War Cry`. Talking of vocals: ´Sinister`, ´Danger` (bass: Phil Soussan), ´In The Night` (guitar: Bumblefoot) and ´Sabbath Mash` (guitar: Eric Turner, keyboards: Eric Norlander) are all sung by Jim Crean, while Chas West recorded the vocal parts for ´Killing Floor`, Scotty Bruce featuring on ´Future Past` and Robin McAuley on ´Suddenly`. The biggest surprise of all: Carmine himself doubles as vocalist on ´You Got Me Running`. Vinny: “Carmine has been singing lead and background for years. He´s a very good singer and I´m glad he sang one number on this record.”

Sinister was produced by Carmine and Vinny and recorded at different locations. Carmine nailed some of his drums in a studio on the East Coast, Vinny cut most of his parts in his home studio. Both together recorded some songs in Jorgen Carlsson`s (Government Mule) studio in Van Nuys, California. Steve DeAcutis mixed & mastered the album. Vinny: “Steve was able to get a fantastic sound on every instrument while keeping the drums vibrant and sounding great.”

And how can listeners tell the two brothers‘ drum styles apart? Vinny: “We have similar grooves, fills and feels, but we approach things differently. I play heavier, fast and precise. Carmine plays more grooves and has a more melodic style.”

So fans can look forward to a haunting rock album which the Appice brothers plan to premiere live on stage as soon as possible. Carmine: “We cannot wait to take the album on the road! Heavy drums and heavy songs. It will kill!”
Ghosts of the Pacific
Ghosts of the Pacific is a gritty alternative band that definitely gets it roots from the Seattle area; a band with a refreshing but familiar sound, original, groovy rock songs with great catchy hooks and a live show that's both visually and sonically entertaining.

We started out as Ashes of Mercury, which was formed in 2014. The lineup included founding members Sean and David Kebely along with Jim Reagan on vocals. The band went through various lineups while playing local clubs and bars. Francis Hunnycut was recruited to perform the bass duties and Brad Turner joined on drums to round out the lineup.

We decided to part ways with frontman Jim Reagan in the summer of 2016. After auditioning quite a few potential new singers, we finally found Josh Williams. Josh brings a very welcomed edge to our already gritty alternative Seattle sound. With the new frontman and the songs and sound evolving into something new, the band decided it would be the perfect time to change the band name. We became Ghosts of the Pacific.
In December of 2016, it was mutually decided that drummer Brad Turner would leave the band to pursue other musical interests. Michael Ball was the first drummer we auditioned that same month. He showed up completely prepared and ready to rock. He was such a good fit that we didn't feel the need to audition anyone else and he was officially named in January of 2017.

Bassist Francis Hunnycut decided it was time to move on and focus on other areas of his life that following May. Kyle McClelland filled in for a couple of shows but Francis eventually came back to rejoin the band on an interim basis until we could find a suitable replacement.

Several bassists auditioned in an attempt to fill Francis’ spot. When Tom Evans arrived for his audition and began playing with us, a wide-open pocket was created and his powerful, edgy sound was an awesome fit. Tom was officially announced as the new bassist early that September.

We released our first music video, "Human Machine", in May, 2017. We are currently in the process of recording our first studio album.
Zero Down
Zero Down
...Formed in 2002, ZERO DOWN consists of five veteran musicians from the Seattle metal/punk rock scene that cast iron 70's Arena Rock and NWOBHM guitar riffs with hardcore punk intensity. ZERO DOWN has shared the stage with a variety of national acts including UFO, Motley Crue, Diamond Head, Y&T, Raven, Accept, Godsmack, The Accused, The Supersuckers, Michael Schenker Group, Prong, Paul Dianno and many more over the years and have released four full length CDs. Their latest release "No Limit To The Evil" was released on Minotauro Records in Jan of 2015 and includes artwork by the master of metal art, Ed Repka (Megadeth, 3 Inches of Blood, Death, Misfits, etc).
Custom
Custom
For more than a dozen years, CUSTOM has been a leading voice in the vibrant and fast-growing rock music scene in Seattle. Inspired by a wide variety of influences including rock, pop, blues, punk, prog, metal, and even classical, CUSTOM has developed a unique and ever evolving sound. Now, with the recent addition of world-renowned vocalist David Lyon, CUSTOM is poised to enter a new chapter of music on the international stage.
“Brace For Impact”, CUSTOM’s fourth album release, is currently receiving positive reviews from across the globe, earning them airtime on both traditional as well as internet radio.
With over a decade of experience and four albums under their belt, Seattle hard rock experts Custom have graced the rock world with yet another monstrous collection of shredding tunes. Brace For Impact, the latest self released album is a fair warning to any listener about to don headphones or for the even more daring, those cranking their speakers up to 11. Brace For Impact is a musical and lyrical journey surely to hit home with a number of listeners, especially those rooted in the Pacific Northwest as the summer fades and the rainy season begins to set in. The album can be enjoyed during times of rocking celebration and times of inward self reflection and preparation to move forward. This is an album you don’t want to miss! Northwest Music Scene
CUSTOM is proudly sponsored by: Fireball Cinnamon Whisky, Soldano Custom Amplification, Ross Precision Guitars, Clayton Picks
Venue Information:
El Corazon
109 Eastlake Ave East
Seattle, WA, 98109
http://www.elcorazonseattle.com/